We are so lucky to have a team of amazing, qualified carers here, who love children and love their job. Every day at Little Explorers is a fun adventure, and the team here work so hard to maintain the great atmosphere that exists at our nursery. Our carers are trained in food hygiene and safeguarding children.
Our team is 100% qualified in paediatric first aid!
Hello, I'm Clare, the owner of Little Explorers Nursery and Preschool. I set the nursery up with the help of my husband Rick in April 2014. We have three children who keep us very busy in our spare time, and two lovely dogs who have completed our family. I am dedicated to making Little Explorers of the highest standard, offering a caring and stimulating environment for the children. I have a fantastic team at the nursery who I work alongside daily. Welcome to Little Explorers.....
Hello, my name is Amber, and I am the Nursery Manager at Little Explorers. I'm a level 3 qualified practitioner and have worked with all age groups throughout my career in childcare. I have worked at Little Explorers for 5 years and have seen the nursery flourish over the years. I am committed to working alongside families to help them get the best experience whilst at our nursery. I look forward to helping the nursery grow in the future by continuing to extend my and the teams' knowledge of children and their development.
Deputy Manager, Nursery SENCO
Hello, my name is Kat. I'm the Deputy Manager and the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator. I am extremely passionate about the Early Years, especially supporting children with additional needs, and have a Level 2 childcare qualification – currently working towards gaining my Level 3. I also have a degree in Retail Design Management and enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience of art and design with the children. I have high aspirations for all children, working mainly with the Preschool group, and I love being part of the Little Explorers team!
Level 3 Practitioner
I'm passionate about childcare because I believe that the early years are when some of the most valuable lessons are learnt, and I love the opportunity to help children set up for a bright future in terms of their learning and behaviour. I have a level 3 nursery practitioner qualification. My life outside of work revolves around my 2 dogs.
Hi, My name is Jade and I'm the nursery chef. I have previously worked in a bakery, which has given me the skills to cook some yummy treats! I enjoy preparing food for the children and always include a range of healthy meals and snacks. I have a level 2 in Food Hygiene and look forward to extending my training. I have also worked in many other nursery settings, and so have a good understanding of what children need. I am kept busy outside of the nursery with looking after my children and family.
Level 2 Practitioner
Hi, my name is Shannon and I am currently working with the Toddler group (ages 2-3). I have a level 2 in childcare and am working on gaining my Level 3. I’m looking forward to extending my career and learning new things. I run a dance class with the children on a Monday and Wednesday, and love helping the children learn new moves! I enjoy helping children to get moving and be more active whilst in our care. Outside of work I have 2 snakes (a royal ball python and a corn snake) which I enjoy caring for in my spare time.
Supply Level 3 Practitioner
Hi My name is Dawn and I am a level 3 qualified nursery nurse. I have been in childcare for many years, working in different child related areas. I am now happy to be Supply Staff at Little Explorers, supporting the children and staff and having fun! In my spare time I enjoy my 4 granddaughters. I also keep busy by being a rainbow and guide leader, and I have helped at the blind club for 33 years.
Hello, my name is Megan and I am currently working towards my Level 3 in childcare. I work with the Preschool group (ages 3-4) but have worked with all ages throughout my time at Little Explorers. I have experience with helping out in a local school and I regularly babysit for family and friends. I am extremely passionate about working with children and love seeing them learn and grow.
Level 3 Practitioner
Hello, I’m Sophie and I am currently working with the baby group (ages 0-2). I have recently completed my Level 3 in childcare and am looking forward to learning lots during my time at Little Explorers, with plans to extend my knowledge by attending courses such as ‘Learning Makaton’ and others, so I can develop my practice. At home I enjoy baking for family occasions and other events!
Supply Level 3 Practitioner
My name is Sandra, and I am a qualified supply practitioner for Little Explorers. I have two (grown up) children. When the youngest started school, I started on my career in childcare, initially as a volunteer for the Social Services Sitting Service and then at a specialist nursery for children with additional needs. I obtained my Cache Level 3 in Pre-school Practice in 2006 and regularly attend training to keep up to date with current practice. I enjoy working with under 5’s particularly supporting those with additional needs to achieve their full potential.